pov horror

Rec 3

Directed and written by Paco Plaza with co-writer Luiso Berdejo, “[REC] 3: Genesis” is an occasional zombie funhouse that concerns itself with reclaiming the “Fun” of zombie flicks. While the first two films in the “[REC]” series forewent absurdity in favor of their hyper-realistic intensity, “[REC]3” works to incorporate more overtly irreverent material.

Skew Movie

It’s apparent that the nearly consistent 15 year long presence of “found-footage” and subjective camera POV visual aesthetics in film and television (FFSC from here out) has tapped into a certain type of audio-visual experience that connects with viewers. Though at first glance we could write off these stylistic techniques as cash-grabs it is surprising that the novelty of such techniques has continued to raise more eyebrows in curiosity rather than skepticism.

Let's roleplay a bit. You're a television executive working for Animal Planet. You're hearing pitches for the upcoming season. After hearing numerous pitches for shows involving puppies, puppy cops, puppy doctors and wannabe Steve Irwins, I burst into your office with the following pitch:

"You know that movie "Cloverfield"? What if we take that, combine it all those crazy documentaries on the History Channel about the mothman, bigfoot and all that shit and then make a weekly anthology horror mockumentary show in the vein of "Tales from the Crypt?"

Times are tough my friends. Working in New York City I see people getting shit canned left and right and there’s no end in sight. So what’s a 41 year old Wall Street investment banker to do when he finds himself out on his ass? Write a script for a horror movie and get a freakin camera of course.